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Re: Can large flukes be seen on ultrasound? by DavidSS ..... Parasites Support Forum (Alt Med)

Date:   7/21/2014 5:15:17 PM ( 9 years ago ago)
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Ultrasound would show enlarged bile ducts, not the flukes.
The definitive test is to look for the eggs in the stool sample. One adult fluke lays 2000-4000 eggs each day and the eggs are excreted through the bile ducts and feces of the infected person.

If liver fluke is left undetected for years, this can become a very serious disease and cause destruction of the liver. Most people with liver fluke infection are completely unaware because they experience no symptoms at all. A small percentage of patients experience fatigue and non-specific abdominal discomfort, which easily gets mistaken for indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome.

Flukes are very hard to eradicate. It can be done but often takes a long time depending on the amount of flukes in the liver.

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